Thursday, March 24, 2016

Aquatics Manager Job Opening

Prestonwood Country Club is currently looking to a hire an Aquatics Manager for the 2016 Season.  Please contact Samantha Stoner at or call 919-465-4832 for further information or to apply.


The Aquatics Manager will oversee the summer swim and dive programs including staffing and scheduling of practices and lessons. Aquatics Manager will coordinate the Swim Lesson schedule using American Red Cross Guidelines for members and guests. He/she will supervise and schedule up to 10 instructors and be responsible for creating a fun, learning environment to ensure a positive member experience.

  •  Interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates all coaches and swim instruction staff
  •  Oversees on-line swim and dive lesson registration
  •  Prepares two shifts of swim lesson instruction…9:00am-2:30pm and 2:30pm-8:00pm
  •  Communicates directly with the members to determine appropriate swim class levels
  •  Oversees scheduling of swim and dive lessons – assigning lessons equitably among instructors
  •  Supervises instructors during lessons providing constructive feedback to improve performance
  •  Meets weekly with Head Swim and Dive Coaches
  •  Assists with pre-season Dive Clinic to promote the sport and team
  •  Works closely with Swim & Dive Team Committees in preparation for meets
  •  Maintains Aquatics Information on Prestonwood Website
  •  Represents the Club with tact and professionalism at all swim and dive meets
  •  Helps conduct Swim Clinics designed to improve technique, flip turns and starts
  •  Conducts scheduled swim lessons to improve stroke technique
  •  Prepares billing of lessons to member accounts
  •  Prepares payroll for instructors
  •  Ensures an educational, safe and inviting experience for all participants
  •  Be knowledgeable about PCC programs and products
  •  Enforces pool/club policies


  •  CPR/AED certification required
  •  Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid preferred

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in recreation administration, physical education, leisure services or a related field and two years full-time or its equivalent of aquatics experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.

  •  Must possess management skills conducive to work effectively with people.
  •  Must display the social skills and congenial attitude necessary to make all members feel welcome.
  •  Must possess the experience and ability to provide excellent service to members and guests.
  •  Show excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •  Illustrate and promote attention to detail.
  •  Must possess the organizational skills necessary to manage the Aquatics instructional programs.
  •  Maintains a cooperative and professional work relationship with all other club operations that have an impact on the Aquatics Department.
  •  Work closely with the pool management company to ensure a seamless operation.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Get your team ready for the new season!
All ages and abilities! Let RSA kick start your programs TSA season with our spring clinics!
Click the link below the flyer for ALL information!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Swim Coaches Needed

The Renaissance Park Rays are in search of Head and Assistant Coaches for this summer.  If you know an experienced swimmer or coach who loves working with kids and might be interested, please forward them the following details.

The RenPark Rays are a neighborhood team competing in the Tarheel Swimming Association (TSA) summer recreational league.  Our neighborhood, Renaissance Park, is located just south of downtown Raleigh at the corner of Tryon & 401.  This will be our team's third year in the league, so we are still relatively small and developing.  However, we have an experienced TSA Representative/Team Manager, supportive and involved parents, a beautiful pool with basic practice/meet equipment, several volunteer Coaches/Jr. Coaches, and about 40-50 eager youth swimmers.   

The season is 8 weeks longs, running from May 31st to July 23rd.   Coaches would work approximately 12 hours each week at practices on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and at meets on Tuesday evenings.  The tentative practice schedule is 4:30-5:30pm (advanced older group), 5:30-6:00pm and 6:00-6:30pm (6&unders), and 6:30-7:30pm (7-10 age group).  

Interested applicants should contact Heather Thorpe at or 843-727-5371 as soon as possible.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Managing swim team with TSTM

TSA Swim Team Manager (TSTM) is a swim team management web site built for TSA swim teams. It has been serving TSA teams since 2010. Seventeen (17) TSA teams managed their teams with  it last year.

It is perfectly fine if your team currently has a web site for informational purposes or you have an online team management system, but hope to make administration easier.

More about TSTM can be found at:

If you are interested in trying it out or want to see a demo, please contact us at: .

References available upon request.

Thank you,

Qing Gong

MOR IN MAY - Pre-Season Swim Clinic

Friday, March 11, 2016

Want to earn some money this summer? Lifeguard!

Needed - Lifeguards at River Rock Swim Club
We are currently hiring lifeguards for the 2016 pool season. The pool opens Saturday, May 14 and closes Sunday, September 11. If you are at least 16 years old, currently have your lifeguard certificate or will be getting it soon and would like to earn some money this summer, apply for a lifeguard position. Follow this link to access the application. You can also access the application through the River Rock Swim Club website @ Go to the employment tab and click on the application. Our first meeting will be April 16 at 2 PM at the pool. Let us know if you have any questions. You can email us here.

Johanna Westlake
Trish Patetta

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

June 25 Relay Meet

We are looking to host a Relay only Meet June 25 at Cary Swim Club.   In order for this to happen we need to have commitments by May 15 from enough teams to make this viable. The basic format is:



June 25, 2016

Warm-ups -     7:00 am
Meet Start -     8:30 am

     Boys Event #___________               Event___                                      Girls Event #__   
               1                                      8&U 100 yd Medley Relay                                 2
          3                                     9-10 100 yd Medley Relay                                     4
          5                                   11-12 200 yd Medley Relay                              6           
          7                                  13-14 200 yd Medley Relay                              8
          9                                 15-18 200 yd Medley Relay                              10
          11                               8&U 100 yd Freestyle Relay                             12
          13                                9-10 100 yd Freestyle Relay                             14
          15                              11-12 200 yd Freestyle Relay                           16
          17                              13-14 200 yd Freestyle Relay                           18
          19                                15-18 200 yd Freestyle Relay                           20
          21                                Crescendo Freestyle Relay                               22

We received feedback when we tried to do this last year that the process was difficult, the timing was bad and while people really liked the concept it was a challenge for teams to participate.  In an attempt to provide a fun, quality relay competition, we have made the following changes to make the meet more appealing to teams.

1.      There will be no qualifying process.  Teams will be entered on a first entries sent in process, until the meet is full.  The qualifying process created much of the confusion.  This will now be just a normal meet entry. 
2.      We have moved the meet to an earlier date (June 25) to avoid the very busy month of July. 
3.      We are asking any team that plans on attending this meet to please email prior to May 15, so that we can judge interest.   Due to a lack of teams submitting entries last year we had to cancel the meet. Shortly after canceling, several teams indicated their displeasure as they had planned on coming but had not submitted an entry yet.  
4.      All questions can also be submitted to the email address above.

This sort of meet is held in many other areas of the country with great success and fun.  We felt that we could help bring an exciting format to the TSA teams and their swimmers.  We hope that you consider participating in this year’s Relay Championship

WAVE Swimming Spring Clinics

Catch the WAVE......
with the 2016 WAVE Swimming Spring Clinic!
Swimming fast requires great technique. Learning technique requires consistent repetition. WAVE Swimming coaching staff will create the technical foundation necessary for successful competition. Convenience, flexibility and affordability are what the WAVE clinics offer you.

2 x 60 minute sessions per week at Cary Swim Club, Optimist and NRCA
The cost is $60 for the first week and $40 for each additional week. There is a discount for registering for all 4 weeks of $20 for a total of $160.

This is not a “learn to swim” program. In order to participate, you must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle nonstop and unassisted. Clinic registration has limited availability and is on a first come first served basis.
Registrations are accepted online by credit card or by mail with check.

Each swimmer registered receives a WAVE Shirt and Cap and entry into our intrasquad meet at the end of the clinic Saturday, May 7th @ NRCA (8:00-10:30). This is a great opportunity to receive feedback for the WAVE coaches in a racing environment.  

Week 1 April 11-14
Week 2 April 18-21
Week 3 April 25-28
Week 4 May 2-5
Saturday, May 7
Intrasquad Meet at NRCA

North Raleigh Christian Academy
Cary Swim Club
Optimist Park
7300 Perry Creek Rd
536 Walnut St
5902 Whittier Dr
Raleigh, NC 27616
Cary, NC 27511
Raleigh, NC 27609
Monday/Wednesday or
Monday/Wednesday 4:00-5:00

5:00-6:00 or 6:00-7:00
6:00–7:00 or 7:00–8:00

To Register:
1.) Fill out registration form online for each swimmer.
2.) Pay online or mail check after registration is complete.
3.) A confirmation email will be sent when WAVE receives your check/payment and registration.
4.) Registration will be open at on March 1.
For more information contact:
919 981-0644